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Trap bars are great for deadlifts and shrugs, but there are plenty of awesome, lesser-known exercises that you can use it for. Check these out.

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How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 1

I love lifting heavy, but you need a lot more than that to develop the muscular hypertrophy of a bodybuilder.

6 Ball-Busting Finishers

If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

How to Do the Jefferson Deadlift

A deadlift variation as old as the barbell that will pack on mass and kick up your pulling power.

Superhuman Planks

If you can do anything other than focus on not blacking out while performing a plank, you're doing it wrong.

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  • Upper/Lower Circuit Training

    Drop tubs of lard off your waistline while maintaining or even gaining lean mass with weight training circuits.

    The 5/2 Fat-Loss Diet for Lifters

    Eat normally five days a week and eat a reduced-calorie diet on two non-consecutive days. What could be easier?

    Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

    Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

    Contrast Training For Power and Explosiveness

    Contrast sets are one of the most effective ways to develop power and teach you to accelerate the bar. Here’s how to do them.

    Kettlebells for Size and Strength

    Double kettlebell training for front squat, military press, and clean and snatch.

    Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

    Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

    All About Dips

    Are you doing any dips variations? You should be. Here are some interesting options, including straight bar dips and Korean dips, to jazz up your training.

    7 Operational Principles For Masters Lifters

    Don't let age limit your training. Here's how to gain strength and get your head right.

    12 Weeks to Ridiculous Wheels

    A squat-based training plan guaranteed to make your legs not only bigger but stronger too.

    The Biggest Exercise in Bodybuilding

    Can you do 12 reps of clean and press with a pair of 75-pound dumbbells? It's been a test of strength since the 1930s.

    12 Programs to Follow

    Twelve time-tested routines for size and strength. Pick one and get to work.

    The Simple Diet

    Getting lean is simple, just not easy. Here are some uncomplicated rules to follow about food, cheat meals, and more.

    21 Exercises For Injury Free Mass

    Injured? Here’s what you need to know to keep training, keep your gains, and get better.

    12 Tips to Tune the Nervous System

    The nervous system is powerful and mysterious. Here are some practical tips for getting charged up or chilled out.

    A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

    A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

    Eat Like a Warrior King

    Enter the No-Tofu Zone! Real nutrition advice for iron athletes.

    Iron Core: How to Build a Punch-Proof Body

    Sculpt a core of steel the MMA way!

    Build Your Own Sled

    Think pulling a sled is child's play? Get off that motorized hamster wheel and start getting leaner, stronger, and healthier.

    When it Comes to Squats, Easier Doesn't Work

    There are easier, more fun ways to squat than below parallel. Trouble is, they don't work.

    The Truth about Training Frequency

    How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.